1. AC Question's Avatar
    I need to copy the whole transcript of an ongoing messages conversation, is there any convenient method of doing that - other than the obvious and difficult way of copying off all the text messages one at a time.

    this is the basic android MESSAGES App

    07-19-2017 04:49 PM
  2. anon(238680)'s Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central. I use the Samsung Messages app included on the S8's and all I see under a conversation is Save. I don't want to do that, but I would assume it would save the thread, not individual posts. It would be helpful to know which device, OS version you are using.

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    07-19-2017 04:55 PM
  3. chanchan05's Avatar
    07-19-2017 07:06 PM
  4. wfriedwald's Avatar
    Hi thanks - I am a member of the site, I joined via FB. sorry I forgot to log in when I posted yesterday.
    07-20-2017 05:41 AM
  5. wfriedwald's Avatar
    anyhow, the above was my question. I'm using a Motorola XT1650. I believe that these are SMS text messages. Also using AIRDROID.
    07-20-2017 05:44 AM
  6. wfriedwald's Avatar
    update: I did use the program SMS BACKUP & RESTORE and that was able to backup my SMS messages to an XML file. My question then, is, exactly what to do with this XML file? Is there any way I can open it and get all of my text messages in English? What to do next? Thanks for any feedback!
    07-20-2017 05:49 AM
  7. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    A good choice for a backup app.

    Lots of programs know what to do with XML files, or at least can display them in an orderly fashion. For example, your web browser.

    If you open the XML file in a spreadsheet program on your computer, you will be able to view and sort the SMS messages as you want.
    anon(238680) likes this.
    07-20-2017 01:50 PM

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